You can’t please everyone

Bix Frankonis, responding to my earlier post about self-censorship:

That’s right: whatever you might have thought before today, know that the truly beleaguered identity on the internet and in our society at large right now is white, male, and straight”.

I hate to say this but this made me laugh out loud when I read it. I never said white, male, and straight” is either one of those things but Bix is doing exactly what I’m talking about. 😂

Let’s make something abundantly clear here: Bix Frankonis knows nothing about me other than a few posts on the Internet. They know nothing about my lived experience. Yet they’re telling me how I need to have discussions on the Internet and there is no other way to think about it other than their way:

There’s no good-faith argument against either of those points

And I’m the problem? 🤷‍♂️

The points” they’re referring to are (their words):

  1. pointing out white, and often Christian, privilege, and
  2. pointing out that generally speaking it was white people who supported Trump.

To point 1: the part of the post I took issue with initially was the fact that the person being discussed is Jewish and might have some thoughts about how the situation was being presented.

To point 2: Never argued that wasn’t true. The argument was never about that.

Anyhow, Bix is free to believe what they want. I can’t control that. But what I read was a perfect example of what I’m talking about. Thanks Bix. The funny thing is I would bet Bix and I agree on quite a bit given what I’ve read on their website but we’re clearly never going to find out because I mentioned the unmentionable.

Update: more here

February 9, 2024